Medieval-themed texture packs are one of the most popular types of texture packs that Minecraft players seek. In our list below, we have picked out the best ones that not only improve the look of your game, but make you feel you're mining back in the 10th century.
Many of the more advanced Minecraft texture packs require Optifine to be installed for them to work. We strongly recommend installing it to improve gameplay performance and visual effects if you want to use the resource packs listed below.
All the texture packs we have listed are updated to accommodate for Minecraft version 1.16 and above. If you'd like to see how to install a texture/resource pack for your game, be sure to check under the list for instructions.
If you are using this page to check out a specific texture pack, you can use the links below to go directly to that part of the page. The download links go directly to the PlanetMinecraft page where you can download the file based on its resolution.
Do you have suggestions for texture packs you'd like to see added to the list? Leave a comment below with a link to the medieval texture pack you like, and we might feature it the next time we update our list. Remember, all featured texture packs must work for the most recently released version of Minecraft!
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Best Minecraft Medieval Texture Packs
Below you'll find a clearer description and previews of all the texture packs on our list. If there are any addons associated with the resource pack, we'll also mention them below.
The most appealing thing about this texture pack is that it is well rounded in terms of art-style and theme. It closely matches what you might picture in a medieval fantasy world, with an emphasis on a more natural look. If you watch the trailer below, you'll find it's easy to get lost in the aesthetics and imagine yourself truly in a medieval setting. If you're looking for something that feels medieval rather than just looks medieval, Majestica is the resource pack for you.
Most medieval texture packs focus primarily on the stone and wood blocks to give the renaissance feel. Wanderlust stands out with how it changes every type of block in the game instead. This texture pack is true to its name and makes you wish you lived a thousand years ago to explore nature unsoiled by human industry. Wanderlust is perfect for the Minecraft player that likes to explore more than build. Often enough, while wandering with this texture pack enabled, you'll feel nostalgic for a time you've never known.
Jicklus is a standard resolution texture pack (16x) that improves on Minecraft simple and classic aura. When used with proper shaders, the lighting highlights the perfect shades and hues of natural blocks in this wonderful texture pack. Caves, mines, and simple homes seem to be this texture pack's forte. If you rarely explore outside those areas, this one is perfect for you.
Beyond the Lands
Beyond the Lands is a standard resolution texture pack (16x) that darkens and re-textures your Minecraft world. Battles feel more intense and mobs seem more evil, but it only increases your thirst for adventure. This texture pack is ideal for adventure maps and players who like their world to feel more like the Dark Ages. Check out the trailer below! For those of you that have seen it, you'll definitely see the resemblance to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Winthor Medieval is the highest resolution we feature on our list (64x) and they use every pixel toward incredible attention to detail. If your computer can't handle 64x resolution in Minecraft, we'd almost recommend buying a computer just to experience Minecraft with this texture pack.
If you are looking for a medieval texture pack with all the bells and whistles, you'll want to give this one a spin. All the blocks feel like they were brought to you from the Middle Ages. The only problem is that you may feel you've warped to an alternative universe, a blocky form of the real-life 10th century. When you come back and see the world around you, you might just want to go back to the game.
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The videos above mostly feature these texture packs with shaders that improve the visuals of Minecraft. These improvements include things like proper lighting, water effects, and particle effects. While installing the texture packs will improve the look of your game, you also need to install OptiFine and a decent shader to get the full effect. Use the directions or links below to make the most of your Minecraft experience.
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install Minecraft OptiFine. Alternatively, you can follow the basic instructions below.
- Make sure you have Java installed. If not, go to the Java Download Page and install it.
- Go to the OptiFine Download Page and download the version of OptiFine made for your version of Minecraft.
- Run the downloaded file to install OptiFine to your Minecraft source files. When given the option, click Install.
- In the Minecraft Launcher, go to the Installations tab and make sure OptiFine is selected as the version of Minecraft you'd like to run.
Installing Resource Packs
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install Texture Packs in Minecraft. Alternatively, you can follow the basic instructions below.
- Use the links above to go to the download page for the Texture Pack you'd like to install.
- Open your Resource Pack folder from the Minecraft Main Menu (not the Minecraft Launcher).
- Open the folder containing your texture pack's folder (usually can be found in your browser's/computer's Downloads folder).
- Drag the file for the texture pack from the current folder to your Resource Pack folder.
- Select the Resource Pack from the Main Menu to use it.
For detailed instructions, use our guide on How to Install BSL Shaders in Minecraft. Installing Shaders is a bit more complex than installing OptiFine and texture packs, so we recommend using the link above to see how to install shaders. If you have a different shader you'd like to install, you can follow the same process. The list below provides examples of a few of the best shaders.
That's it for now! Don't forget, you can easily switch between resource packs in the Minecraft Main Menu, so be sure to give all the textures packs in our list a shot!
Now that you know some of the best medieval texture packs, why not test them out on some of the best Creative maps? Use them on all the maps list on our Best Minecraft Survival Maps, Best Minecraft Challenge Maps, and Best Minecraft Parkour Maps!